senate Bill S548B

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Relates to the regulation of live restraint cable devices to take wildlife; authorizes regulations by the department of environmental conservation

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 548A
  • 13 / Feb / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 13 / Feb / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 548B
  • 28 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.112
  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 548C
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1156
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Relates to the regulation of live restraint cable devices to take wildlife; authorizes regulations by the department of environmental conservation.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4023A
Versions:
S548
S548A
S548B
S548C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-1101, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4213, A6203
2009-2010: S3542, A6089

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BILL NUMBER:S548B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the regulation of live restraint cable devices to take
wildlife; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the
expiration thereof

PURPOSE: To allow for the use of live restraint cables.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 states that live restraint
cables may be used to take coyote and other species authorized by DEC,
and allows for regulations to be promulgated by the DEC, further
requires trappers using these devices must complete a training course

Section 2 is the effective date and expires the bill on February 16,
2016.

JUSTIFICATION: Live cable restraints are an effective tool for the
live capture of many furbearer species including coyotes and meet
international humane standards The association of Fish and Wildlife
agencies has approved them as a best management practice for coyotes,
red fox, grey fox, raccoon, beaver and bobcat.

Trappers use cable restraints as they are an inexpensive, efficient
safe and easy to use tool. Cable restraints are effective in all
weather conditions and are not as susceptible to the freeze-thaw
conditions of the Northern Zone

The October 2012 management plan for bobcat in New York State talks
about cable restraints as a best management practice approved device.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 4213 passed in 2011.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and expire on
February 16, 2016.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 548--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  regulation of live restraint  cable  devices  to  take  wildlife;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
  of

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.   Subdivision 5 of section  11-1101  of  the  environmental
conservation law is amended to read as follows:
  5. Except as provided in subdivision 1 or 2 of section 11-0523 OF THIS
ARTICLE  with  respect  to  destructive and menacing wildlife, no person
shall (a) set or use a trap of the leg-gripping type having teeth in the
jaws; (b) set a LEG HOLD trap so that wildlife when caught is suspended;
(c) use, locate or set a snare or a device consisting of a noose of  any
material  whereby  an animal may be taken, EXCEPT THE DEPARTMENT MAY, BY
REGULATION, AUTHORIZE THE USE OF LIVE RESTRAINT CABLE  DEVICES  TO  TAKE
COYOTE  AND  OTHER  SPECIES AS ALLOWED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN THE NORTHERN
ZONE. THESE REGULATIONS   SHALL INCLUDE  LIVE  CABLE  RESTRAINT  DEVICES
CONSISTING  OF  AT LEAST ONE SWIVEL, A RELAXING LOCK, A DEER STOP, AND A
BREAK AWAY DEVICE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PROVISION:
  (1) A SWIVEL IS  A  DEVICE  INCORPORATED  AT  THE  END  OF  THE  CABLE
RESTRAINT WHICH ALLOWS THE CAPTURED ANIMAL TO FREELY ROTATE;
  (2)  A  RELAXING  LOCK  IS A DEVICE THAT ALLOWS THE CABLE LOOP TO STOP
RESTRICTING WHEN THE CAPTURED ANIMAL STOPS PULLING;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04616-03-3

S. 548--B                           2

  (3) A DEER STOP IS A DEVICE INCORPORATED INTO THE LOOP  OF  THE  CABLE
RESTRAINT THAT KEEPS THE CABLE RESTRAINT FROM CLOSING BEYOND A SPECIFIED
CIRCUMFERENCE  TO ALLOW DEER THAT MAY ENCOUNTER THE RESTRAINT TO ESCAPE;
AND
  (4)  A  BREAK  AWAY  DEVICE  ALLOWS THE LOOP OF THE CABLE RESTRAINT TO
BREAK OPEN WHEN A SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF FORCE IS APPLIED.
  TRAPPERS USING LIVE CABLE RESTRAINT DEVICES MUST COMPLETE  A  TRAINING
COURSE IN THEIR CONSTRUCTION AND USE OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed February 16, 2016.

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